Driving cars out of our cities

Great cities set the tone for modern living and a new campaign for Car Free Megacities is aiming to improve the music of our urban streets as well as clear their air.

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WATCH: An all-women voyage to end ocean pollution

To study and raise awareness of microplastic pollution, the women of eXXpedition are willing to go to the ends of the earth—literally.

France: Climate protesters take to the streets

NGOs and activists demonstrated throughout France on Sunday to urge President Emmanuel Macron to do more to tackle climate change. They claimed a new bill aimed at slashing emissions does not go far enough.

California proposal embraces all-electric buildings but stops short of gas ban

California officials have decided not to propose a ban on natural gas in new construction, disappointing environmental advocates who had hoped for a much more decisive move against fossil fuels.

Climate justice: Do pledges ignore unequal emissions?

Recent pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions fail to account for the rich world's historical carbon debt to poorer ones.

Maine fishing interests seek total ban on offshore wind energy

A Republican-backed bill to prohibit all future offshore wind development in the state faces an uphill battle, with Democrats in control.

Mount Vernon, PUD join fight against mining in Skagit headwaters

The growing opposition to potential mining at the headwaters of the Skagit River in British Columbia now includes the city of Mount Vernon and the Skagit Public Utility District.

Barclays offers vote on climate progress as activist heat rises

Barclays will offer investors an advisory vote on its climate policy at next year's annual shareholder meeting, the bank's chairman said, after pressure from investors and activists to become greener.

Corpus Christi residents fight industrial expansion of plastics boom

A coalition of residents is trying to halt the region's rapid industrial sprawl. The fight is now centered on the water supply for a massive new Exxon SABIC plastics plant in the drought-prone Texas city.

Tyson Foods' expansion in west Tennessee is pitting longtime farmers against one of the nation's biggest protein suppliers

Scores of Tyson chicken farms have sprung up in west Tennessee in the past three years, as GOP lawmakers stripped environmental oversight.

Fishermen’s protest previews offshore wind as potent political issue for Janet Mills

Tension between Mills and the industry have been steadily rising during her tenure on the issue.

Adair Turner: Greta Thunberg or Bill Gates?

While rapid technological progress is our best hope for mitigating climate change, today’s living standards in rich countries threaten both catastrophic climate change and local environmental destruction. Responsible consumer choice matters as well.

Citizen assembly takes on Germany′s climate pledges

One hundred and sixty Germans, four major issues, one goal: for lawmakers to live up to their climate pledges. The Citizen Assembly is set to debate Germany's environmental ambitions and make sure its voices are heard.

Standing Rock disputes new figures by Dakota Access owners

Attorneys for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota and South Dakota say the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers unlawfully authorized the Dakota Access pipeline without fully assessing the risks and are asking a judge to shut down the flow of oil while the Corps conducts a second environmental review.

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The draw—and deadlines—of American denial

From vaccines to elections to climate change, denial is doing lasting damage to the country.

What do politicians have to say about 'Fractured?'

Here are the responses we've gotten so far from politicians about our study that found Pennsylvania families living near fracking wells are being exposed to high levels of harmful industrial chemicals.

Planting a million trees in the semi-arid desert to combat climate change

Tucson's ambitious tree planting goal aims to improve the health of residents, wildlife, and the watershed.

“Allow suffering to speak:” Treating the oppressive roots of illness

By connecting the dots between medical symptoms and patterns of injustice, we move from simply managing suffering to delivering a lasting cure.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Living near fracking wells is linked to higher rate of heart attacks: Study

Middle-aged men in Pennsylvania's fracking counties die from heart attacks at a rate 5% greater than their counterparts in New York where fracking is banned.

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